Plaxico Burress had his license suspended in the state of Florida after he failed to pay court-ordered damages to a woman he injured in a 2008 car crash, the latest problem for the troubled NFL star.
Burress was ordered by a judge in 2012 to play Alise Smith $125,000 for neck and back injuries she suffered in the crash. After the NFL wide receiver failed to pay up, a judge decided to suspend his license.
This wouldn’t be the first time Plaxico Burress got into some license trouble. In 2009, he was sentenced to jail for two years after he accidentally shot himself in the thigh in a Manhattan nightclub. It turned out that Burress did not have the proper license for the firearm he was carrying, violating New York’s stringent gun laws.
Unlike many athletes and celebrities who get out of their punishments, Burress actually spent time behind bars and had difficulty making his way back into the NFL. In late 2012, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team that drafted Burress, decided to give him a chance to brought him back on the roster.
Burress has gotten into other trouble before but had been able to avoid the consequences. Late last year, he narrowly avoided getting slapped with a hefty speeding penalty after an incident that again took place in Florida.
While driving in 2012, Burress was caught going 125 mph and was pulled over by a police officer. The office who gave him the ticket filled it out incorrectly, writing the wrong law that he violated. The officer did notice the error but only after handing out the ticket.
When Burress took the ticket to court, he was able to have a judge throw it out on the technicality.
His current situation may not be so fortunate, but there is still a way out for the NFL wide receiver. Plaxico Burress can still get his license back by either paying the judgment or challenging the DMV’s actions.